Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park

Guelph, Ont., June 3, 2019 – Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit and the City of Guelph are excited to share the completion of a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park.

The Sacred Fire will be used for spiritual gatherings by local Indigenous groups for celebration, prayer, gratitude, and personal healing. Fire Keepers will support local Indigenous groups using the sacred fire according to their own unique traditions.

“We are honoured that members of the local First Nations, Metis, Mixed Ancestry and Inuit community trusted us to help bring their long-needed Sacred Fire to life,” says Martin Neumann, manager of Parks Operations and Forestry with the City of Guelph.  “This sacred space acknowledges that Guelph is situated on treaty land, of which we are stewards, and honours our community’s unique history and culture.”

“The Sacred Fire is a dream almost 30 years in the making,” say members of the Seven Generations Forward Circle. “We are looking forward to sharing this sacred space with the Guelph Community at specific times of the year.”

For more information please visit guelph.ca/sacredfire.

Media Contact

Heather Flaherty, General Manager
Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2664
heather.flaherty@guelph.ca